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Full text of "Mathura A District Memoir"

17$                     PBINCtPAli BIHLDINCS Iff THE CITY OF
as 200,000 people of all castes and denominations, who come chiefly from the
Panjab and Sindh. The saint in his lifetime was so eminent for his universal
benevotence and liberality (whence his title of sakki) that he is believed still
to retain after death the power and will to grant every petition that is present-
ed to Mm, At the large fair held in February, March and April, the shrine is
crowded with applicants, many of whom beg for aid in money. As the shrine
is poor and supported by charity, this cannot be given on the spot ; but the
petitioner is told to name some liberal-minded person, upon whom an order is
then written and sealed with the great seal of the temple and handed to the
applicant. "When presented by him to the person, on whom it was drawn, it is
not unfrequently honoured. Such a parwana, drawn on one Muhammad Khan
Afghan, was found on the fakir Nawab Shah, who in 1871 made a murderous
attack on the Secretary of tihte Labor Municipality. A report on the peculiar
circumstances of the case was submitted to Government, and it is from it that
the above sketch has been extracted in explanation of the singular fact that a
Muhammadan saint has been enthroned as a deity in a Hindu temple in the
most exclusive of all Hindu cities.
6.    Temple of Gata-sram, near the Visrant Ghat, built by Fran-Bath
Sastri, at a cost of Ks. 25,000, about the year 1800.
7.    Temple of Dwarakadhis commonly called the Seth's temple, in the
Asikunda Bazar, built by Parikh Ji, in 1813, at a cost of Es. 20,000.
8.    House of the Bharat-pur Bajas, with gateway added by the late B&ja
Balarant Sixth.
9.    House of Se& Lakhmi Chand, built in 2845 at a cost of Es. 1,00,000.
10.    Temple of Madan Mohan, by the Sami Ghat, built by Seth Anant
Bam of Churi by Eam-garh, in 1859, at a cost of Bs. 20,000.
11.    Temple of Gobardhan "Naife, built by Seth Kushal, commonly <salied
Seth Babu, kamdar of the Barodsra B&ja, in 1830.
12.    Temple of Bihara Ji, bnflt by Chhakki Lai and Kanhaiya Lai, bankers
of Mhow near ISimach, in 1850, at at a cost of Bs. 25,000, by ifoŠ Sami Ghat s
has a handsome court-yard as well as external facade.
13.    Temple of Gobind Deva, near the Nakarchi Ifla, built by Gaur fiahay
Mall and Ghan-Syim Das, his son,  Seths of Churi, in 1848, with their resi-
dences and that of Ghan-Syam's uncle, BAmehandra, adjoining.
14.    Temple of Gopi-nath, by the Sami Ghat, Built by GuMj and Jagan-
na% Beths of CMri, in 1868, at a cost of Bs. S0,000.